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School of Politics and International Relations

POL381 The Politics of Southeast Asia

POL381 The Politics of Southeast Asia

Credits: 15
Semester: 2

Module Convenor: Prof Lee Jones

Description: This module provides a critical introduction to the political economy, domestic politics and international relations of post-colonial Southeast Asia. It begins with a broad survey of the region's development and state-making strategies and the domestic power relations generated by rapid capitalist development. A thematic section then explores how these power relations condition political outcomes domestically and internationally. Topics may include democratisation, human rights, gender, labour and emancipatory politics, development, the environment, and regional economic and security governance.

Assessment: Item 1: 40% Country Report Item 2: 60% Essay
Level: 6

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